Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why Republicans Should Stop Defending Violent Tea Party Rhetoric or How Crazy Guy Bring Gun To School Board Meeting

Panama City, Florida: the Bay District School Board was held hostage by ex-convict Clay Duke. The gunman sprayed a V from the movie V for Vendetta on the wall. In the movie a masked hero fought the government and would leave a V as his calling card.

Before is the video. Fortunately, no school board members were hurt. Duke was shot in the leg by a security guard. Duke turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

What is even more disturbing is Duke said on his Facebook page.

"My Testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)... no... I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats... same-same... rich... they take turns fleecing us... our few dollars... pyramiding the wealth for themselves. The 95%... the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they like to us..."

This is the same kind of nutty rambling you can hear on Glenn Beck's show. I certainly don't believe the vast majority of Tea Partiers want to shoot up school board meetings. I don't even know if Duke was a Tea Party member. I do recall Tom Coburn defending Tea Partiers who talked about taking up arms against the government. I would ask Sen. Coburn if he would have liked to be in that board meeting and have a gun pointed at him. In case Coburn forgot he is a member of the government.

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At December 15, 2010 4:21 PM , Blogger he who scoffs at danger said...

i was going to leave an OUTRAGED COMMENT (TM), but then i realized that it would be for nothing. you wouldn't respond to it because you're a liar. you've already crossed the line beyond which a moral appeal would be effective. and the people who would link to this post are clients of your lie, grateful that someone had the temerity to dissemble in such stark terms, so they can later have a secondary source for their own lists of "teabagger terrorism".

that clay duke - like joseph stack, the discovery channel hostage-taker, the pentagon shooter, et al - actually turns out to have been a left-wing progressive is not a fact which will keep him off of progressive bean-counts of "rightwing violence".

i can't reasonably expect people like you, or eric boelert or josh marshal to be amenable to moral appeals to tell the truth. you've already decided that truth-telling is a quaint obstacle to your agenda of eliminating political pluralism.

At December 15, 2010 5:45 PM , Anonymous RobbieC said...

Duke was a pissed of Liberal engaged in the class warfare rhetoric of the Democrat party.

That you are too ideologically blinded by that fact is telling.


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